Batteries have a dirty secret

Energy storage (batteries and other ways of storing electricity, like pumped water, compressed air, or molten salt) has generally been hailed as a “green”...

Facebook has already detected suspicious activity trying to influence the 2018...

Someone is trying to influence the midterm elections by sowing divisions among Americans on social media, according to Facebook — though the company won’t...

Twitter’s wiping tens of millions of accounts from its platform

If you see a decline in your Twitter following over the next few days, you can blame, well, Twitter — and the fact that...

The $120-billion reason we can’t expect Facebook to police itself

This week, we got a glimpse of why tech giants like Facebook and Twitter appear so reticent to clean up their platforms. As they...

Amazon wants to take over every aspect of shopping. Next up?...

Amazon launched a new section of its site called Amazon Storefronts on Monday morning, a space that looks remarkably like the handmade e-commerce giant...

Women accuse Facebook of illegally posting job ads that only men...

Facebook’s business model is under scrutiny again for its alleged role in perpetuating job discrimination. A group of women Facebook users filed a gender discrimination...

The dark side of going viral

By now, you’ve probably heard the story. Last week, an actress and photographer, Rosey Blair, asked to switch seats with a woman on a...

The controversy over Mark Zuckerberg’s comments on Holocaust denial, explained

With more than 2 billion users stretching across every continent and country, Facebook supports a larger community than any nation-state on earth, but it...

Elon Musk is now facing a Justice Department probe over his...

The fallout from Elon Musk’s Twitter tease that he might take Tesla private continues: Now the Department of Justice is looking into it. The electric...

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Five of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization are tech companies. In the past 10 years, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have all...

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